British Library offers e-classics app for iPad

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British Library offers e-classics app for iPad

Post by PhilHunt » Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:17 pm

This storyt might interest all those people who read e-books and have an i-Pad.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14376722
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Post by Wizard of Oz » Fri Aug 05, 2011 6:54 am

.. thanks Phil ..

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Post by LedNick » Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:39 pm

is this library free to download?
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Post by PhilHunt » Tue Sep 13, 2011 7:50 pm

From what I understand, you never download books with I-pad, but rather lease them. The British library gives I-pad users access and permission to browse the collection for free, but I don't know if you can save anything to your computer.
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:31 pm

The article says "Users must pay a monthly subscription of £1.99 to access the full collection".

It also says "Because fully digitised texts consume much more storage space than traditional e-books, the works are not downloaded to the iPad.

Instead they are stored online "in the cloud", according to Mr Bell [an employee at the British Library]."
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